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Three bridges and a light rapid transit line across the Fraser River make Marpole a bustling gateway to Vancouver from the south and from the city's international airport. The area has a mix of residential housing, including low-rise apartments, and several major commercial streets, including shopping along Granville Street. Marpole slopes south from Oakridge into the Fraser River.

This area has a community plan underway:

Initiatives in Marpole

Marpole street scene

Marpole Community Plan

Marpole is one of the city's oldest communities, and the one visitors see first when entering from the south. Because demand for new development is growing in Marpole, City staff completed an official plan to ensure that future growth meets the needs of the community.

Shannon Mews Park looking south

Shannon Mews Park

A new 0.285 hectare park is part of the redevelopment of Shannon Mews. The park will feature heritage elements, native landscaping, and a natural playground.

The Pearson Dogwood site

Pearson Dogwood Lands Policy Planning Program

The City of Vancouver and Vancouver Coastal Health are discussing renewal and expansion plans for the George Pearson Centre and Dogwood Lodge site.

News in Marpole

Railroad crossing

CP Rail activities community update

Jul 22, 2015 – We are working with CP Rail and Transport Canada to ensure railway operations on the Arbutus Corridor are as safe as possible, while advising them of our concerns. We have asked for an operating plan and 48 hours notice when rail activities restart. Find out how to stay informed on CPR updates.

Snowy street in Gastown

Extreme Weather Alert cancelled January 22

Jan 22, 2013 – The Extreme Weather Alert (EWA) for Vancouver is cancelled effective January 22, due to improved weather conditions.

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